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Biosensing for Advancing Quality of Agricultural Produce in Bangladesh

By Md. Abdul Momin, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. Firstly, I am truly grateful to ADM Institute, University of Illinois, USA, for providing […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Women's self-help groups are an example of ‘soft infrastructure’ <em>Credit: IRRI</em></span>

Loss-Free Agriculture – Science or an Art?

by Steve Sonka, Ag Economist & Research Professor at the ADM Institute In early May 2014, I was asked to speak at the 2nd Annual UN FAO SAVE FOOD Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the suggested topic, “Agricultural Management: The Art of Loss Free Agriculture”. That title caused me to reflect on where I learned about […]

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The Mud on Their Legs – Farmer to Farmer Videos in Uganda

Paul Van Mele and colleagues created eleven farmer-to-farmer learning videos in Bangladesh and West Africa about growing rice from seed to postharvest beginning in 2003. The USAID funded project, Modernizing Extension and Advisory Systems (MEAS), funded this case study analysis in Uganda describing what researchers observed during a return visit in November 2012. http://agrilinks.org/sites/default/files/resource/files/MEAS%20CS%20Uganda%20-%20Farmer%20to%20Farmer%20Videos%20in%20Uganda%20-%20Bentley,%20J%20and%20P%20Van%20Mele%20-%20July%202013%20-%202.pdf

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BRAC Lists Post-2015 Priorities

The world’s largest NGO, BRAC, surveyed its network on post-2015 development priorities, identifying an agenda similar to that of the UN High-Level Panel. Uniquely listed in BRAC’s top eight priorities, however, is the need for improved transportation infrastructure. http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/06/24/brac-lists-post-2015-priorities

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Tk2.3bn Lost Annually in Traditional Harvesting

A government study in Bangladesh finds that farmers lose up to 7% of paddy each year, valued at $30 million, due to traditional harvesting techniques, which are often delayed. http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2013/jun/03/tk23bn-lost-annually-traditional-harvesting  

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Bangladesh Csisa Holds Postharvest Workshop and Planning Meeting

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia recently held a workshop and training session to teach postharvest business models in Khulna, Bangladesh. Other topics addressed were on “Assessing postharvest value chains and entry points” and “Integrating gender strategies for and needs of women in postharvest.” Partners present at the workshop were representatives from IRRI, CIMMYT, […]

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DU Scientist Invents New Grains Storage Technology

The Centre for Advanced Research Sciences of Dhaka University has developed a new grain storage technology by using ultra superheated steam (USST). Rice, wheat, broken maize, mixed animal feed and chickpea can now be stored 11 months to two years by using the new technology. http://www1.bssnews.net/newsDetails.php?cat=0&id=243357&date=2012-04-21

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India to Carry NE Essentials via Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government is permitting India to ferry necessary food grains to its northern regions via its territory. The roads and port Ashuganj are crucial for connecting the southern and northern parts of the country and soon about 5,000 metric tons of rice, wheat and sugar will be ferried.The northern regions are particularly hard to transport […]

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Emphasise Proper Planning

The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is urging Bangladeshi engineers to put more focus on food security, as the country loses Tk 30,000 crore annually due to PHL. The main cause is lack of proper storage facilities. http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=218399

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‘Proper Agro-Processing Technology Can Save 40 Pc Post- Harvest Loss’

The Bangladesh Centre for Industrial Research and the Department of Agriculture Extension will set up a food technology innovation center to connect entrepreneurs with modern agro-processing equipment and scientific methods. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2407499111.html

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